A balloon pilot and a scientist find themselves in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

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Tom Harper

Writers:

Richard Holmes (inspired by the book 'Falling Upwards' by), Tom Harper (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Poppy
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Elsa Alili ... Antonia's Daughter
Connie Price Connie Price ... Antonia's Daughter

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Storyline

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Inspired by a True Adventure


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Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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The flight takes place in real time in the movie. See more »

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In reality, they would have unfortunately suffered from hypoxia and become icecubes, given the commonly accepted international standard atmosphere (ISA) model. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Glaisher: Th-These things that people are saying about you, James, don't-don't... don't they hurt?
James Glaisher: I wish it didn't hurt you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »

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Written by Sigrid (as Sigrid Solbakk Raabe) & Steve Mac
Performed by Sigrid
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Good Fairy tale
22 December 2019 | by theologos-13221See all my reviews

The movie is quite enjoyable as a fairy tale. It's supposed to be based on a true story, but to be politically correct Amazon has rewritten history and turned one of the two main characters to a women. It was two men, not a man and women. There is no need to rewrite history. I'd be annoyed if they make a movie about Amelia Earhart and turned her into a man. It's history. Just do the history.

I'd rated this a 9 if they hadn't lied by saying this is based on true events.

The acting is pretty good and the story line is good and it's fairly clean.


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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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$3,485,251
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2.39 : 1
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